THE QATAR OF KATARA HOSPI­TAL­ITY

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Katara Hospi­tal­ity is a global ho­tel owner, de­vel­oper and op­er­a­tor with more than 45 years of ex­pe­ri­ence. It was es­tab­lished by the gov­ern­ment of Qatar for the pur­pose of man­ag­ing the Gulf Ho­tel, which cur­rently goes by the name of Doha Mar­riott Ho­tel. In 2012, the com­pany's name was changed from Qatar Na­tional Ho­tels (QNH) to Katara Hospi­tal­ity. Ac­cord­ing to Ha­mad Ab­dulla Al-mulla, CEO of Katara Hospi­tal­ity, the com­pany in­vests in projects aligned with its com­mit­ment to preserving her­itage. Thus, it re­vamps his­tor­i­cal build­ings into hospi­tal­ity com­plexes. Katara’s cur­rent port­fo­lio of prop­er­ties spans across three con­ti­nents in Qatar, Egypt, Morocco, UK, France, Ger­many, Italy, Spain, Switzer­land, the Netherlands, Sin­ga­pore, and Thai­land. Katara not only part­ners with var­i­ous ho­tel man­age­ment com­pa­nies, but also owns its stand­alone op­er­at­ing di­vi­sion: Mur­wab Ho­tel Group, launched in early 2015. The ho­tel group has three main ar­eas of busi­ness: Mur­wab Ho­tels, The Bür­gen­stock Se­lec­tion, as well as a col­lec­tion of in­de­pen­dent non-branded up­scale prop­er­ties. “Katara’s next strate­gic tar­get would be ex­pand­ing its port­fo­lio of ho­tels to 60 prop­er­ties by 2026. Katara Tow­ers, Lu­sail Ma­rina District, set to open by 2020, will be­come a new hospi­tal­ity land­mark. It hosts a five-star ho­tel and a first six-star ho­tel and branded apart­ments," he said.

Ha­mad Ab­dulla Al-mulla

Katara Hospi­tal­ity

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